Understanding Your Filling Options

Small areas of tooth decay, known as cavities, can often be repaired with a basic filling. The size of the filling, the primary purpose of the tooth and its appearance in your smile with directly influence the material Wildwood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry recommends for the filling.

The occlusal or biting surface, on premolars and molars primarily do a lot of grinding and chewing. This calls for a filling made from a durable material, like Gold. Gold inlays and onlays need to be custom crafted at a dental lab. They can then be cemented into your cavity at a brief follow up appointment.

Composite fillings are made from a resin material that can be color matched and placed in a single procedure.

Even if you aren’t yet due for your next dental checkup, if you notice a problem area on one of your teeth you need to call Wildwood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at (419) 536-9196 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you maintain a healthy mouth!